One Species at a Time ~ The Encyclopedia of Life

Series produced by Atlantic Public Media

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From the Encyclopedia of Life: the wonders of nature—right outside your back door and halfway around the world. In our new season of audio broadcasts, we’ll be learning about life as small as yeast and as big as a bowhead whale.

Hear people's stories about nature and hone your backyard observation skills. We’ll be exploring the diversity of life—five minutes and One Species at a Time. Hosted by Ari Daniel Shapiro and brought to you by the Encyclopedia of Life, and Atlantic Public Media.

The host and producer is Ari Daniel Shapiro. Jay Allison and Viki Merrick edit.


73 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: NURC/UNCW and NOAA/FGBNMS
“Sea grapes” may sound like something Poseidon would snack on, but names can be deceiving. This is a killer algae.

Bought by HCC Radio The Dragon and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:27
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  • Added: Dec 02, 2011
  • Length: 05:34
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  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 05:47
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  • Added: Oct 30, 2011
  • Length: 05:10
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Caption: Martes martes, Credit: SD Lund, BioPix
On the forested mountain slopes of the Basque country, two Spanish biologists track these elusive mammals

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:48
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Ice Age survivors that once roamed the far north alongside the woolly mammoth, now struggling on the slopes of Norway.

Bought by HCC Radio The Dragon


  • Added: Oct 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What is it like to be eyeball to eyeball with a fish the size of a Volkswagen?

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: 05:08
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  • Added: Aug 23, 2011
  • Length: 05:02
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A white worm as tall as your refrigerator that breathes through bright red feathery “lips.” This is NOT a creature from outer space.

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 04:14
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Moves slow, doesn't think much, covered with mucus but stunning and complicated

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:18
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20,000 different kinds of butterflies and moths - and that's just for starters!

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:52
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How do you get two dead Giant Squid the size of a school bus from a fishing boat in Spain to a museum in Washington, DC, USA? Call in the Navy!

Bought by PRX Remix, HCC Radio The Dragon, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 03:33
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  • Added: May 08, 2011
  • Length: 05:30
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  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:33
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  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 05:29
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Bustling cities of marine life, until rising ocean temperatures turn them into ghost towns - can they re-construct?

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2011
  • Length: 05:07
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  • Added: Mar 23, 2011
  • Length: 04:45
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  • Added: Feb 13, 2011
  • Length: 04:10
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aka The Fever Tree - useful in malaria, fever, gin & tonics...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2011
  • Length: 05:07
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Renowned evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson (founder of the Encyclopedia of Life ) and his long career cracking the code of ants.

Bought by HCC Radio The Dragon and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 2